Samantha Hurst

Money Transfer Service WorldRemit Appoints Daniel Canning As First North America Commercial Director

WorldRemit, a UK based Fintech in the digital money transfer sector, announced on Wednesday it has appointed Daniel Canning as its first North America Commercial Director. According to WorldRemit, Canning will lead the company’s North America commercial activity at a time of rapid expansion. It was… Read More

Chase Announces New Contactless Visa Credit Cards

Just a few months after announcing its contactless debit card access to 15,000 ATMs nationwide, financial services giant Chase announced the launch of its new contactless Visa credit cards. The company reported that starting at the end of this year, customers will receive new contactless… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces Winners of the 2018 Fintech Awards

On Wednesday, The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) awarded 12 FinTech companies a total of S$1.2 million at the FinTech Awards, which took place at the third Singapore FinTech Festival. The FinTech Awards, which is supported by PwC, recognizes innovative fintech… Read More

UK Property Investment Platform British Pearl Now Seeking £2 Million Through Seedrs Funding Round

British Pearl, a UK-based property crowdfunding platform offering both debt and equity investments, is now seeking £2 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The launch of the campaign comes less than six months after the funding portal secured 7 million through an investment round led… Read More

SME Online Lender Creditshelf Names Fabian Brügmann New CFO

Creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft, a Germany based online lender, announced on Wednesday it has appointed Fabian Brügmann as its new CFO, effective on January 15, 2019. The lender reported that this appointment continues its planned expansion of its management team and in the newly formed position, Brügmann… Read More

Tandem Teams Up With Stripe to Launch Auto Savings Service

UK challenger bank Tandem announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with global payments platform Stripe to launch its new Auto Savings service, which will allow customers to set up rules that automatically move money from their current accounts with other providers to a savings account… Read More

Startupbootcamp Fintech in Latin America Celebrates The End of Second Batch

Startupbootcamp FinTech in Latin America, a joint venture between Startupbootcamp and Finnovista, announced on Wednesday it celebrated the end of its second batch during Demo Day earlier this week. The cohort was made up by DevBlocks (Mexico), Hurra Credit (Mexico), La Plataforma (Chile), Luz Verde (Ecuador), Prometeo… Read More

Blockchain Startup IOST Announces Launch of Flagship DApp Partnership Program

IOST, a global enterprise-grade blockchain infrastructure, announced on Wednesday the official launch of its Flagship DApp Partnership Program. IOST reported that under the program it will consult and work with organizations across a variety of industries, culminating in the design of “flagship” decentralized applications (DApps)… Read More

Monzo Forms New Partnership with PayPoint For Cash Payment Solution

UK-based challenger bank Monzo has teamed up with PayPoint to use its cash payments solution for its current account holders. According to the fintech, customers may now deposit up to £300 cash directly into their Monzo account in a single transaction at any of PayPoint’s 28,000 stores…. Read More

Financial Solutions Provider LAFISE Group Selects Fintech & Insurtech novae As Digital Transformation Partner

LAFISE Group (LAFISE), a Latin American financial services provider, announced on Tuesday it has selected fintech and insurtech company novae to support its digital transformation. The LAFISE Group reported that as a first step in the process, the Dominican Republic locations of the group’s retail bank chain, Banco LAFISE… Read More

AFSA, AIFCA, & MAS Signs Corporate Agreement to Boost Fintech Ties Between Singapore & Kazakhstan

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The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA), Astana International Financial Centre Authority (AIFCA) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Tuesday they have signed a tripartite Cooperation Agreement to boost FinTech ties between Singapore and Kazakhstan. The Cooperation Agreement was signed by Mukhtar Bubeyev, Acting… Read More

Central Bank of Bahrain Signs MOU with MAS to Strengthen Cooperation in Fintech

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Tuesday they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in fintech. According to the two organization, the MOU will support the sharing of information… Read More

InterAmerican Development Bank Group Teams Up With MAS to Promote Inclusive Financial Services in Latin America, the Caribbean, & ASEAN Regions.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, led by IDB Lab, the Group’s innovation laboratory, announced on Tuesday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to collaborate on projects and initiatives that will foster innovation in financial services… Read More

Securrency Partners With Vertalo For Security Token Economy Development Support

Vertalo, a liquidity enablement and compliance platform for regulated digital assets, announced on Monday it has formed a new partnership with Securrency, a global financial services technology infrastructure and products company, to bolster the future of the security token economy. Vertalo reported it will integrate Securrency’s CAT-20 and 721 security… Read More

DEXON Launches Testnet to Further Democratize Cryptocurrency

The DEXON Foundation, the organization that guides in the development of the decentralized protocol platform, DEXON, announced on Monday the launch of its testnet, which will allow developers, to obtain the benefits of DEXON’s secure and near-infinitely scalable platform.  According to The DEXON Foundation, the DEXON testnet will… Read More

B2BX Cryptocurrency Exchange Receives Full Regulatory Approval in Estonia

B2BX Exchange, a professional digital asset trading platform, announced on Monday it has received approval for a regulatory license from the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). B2BX, which is part of the B2Broker group of companies, reported that the license means it will be able to… Read More

Global Payments & Foreign Exchange Solution Finablr Acquires Major Stake in Digital Gifting Platform Swych

Finablr, a global platform for payments and foreign exchange solutions, announced on Monday it has increased its stake in Swych, a digital gifting platform, with a follow-on Series B investment to become a majority shareholder. Finablr reported that through its stake it will leverage its network’s leadership and… Read More

MyCarNeedsA Now Seeking £900,000 Through Equity Crowdfunding Round on Seedrs

MyCarNeedsA.com, a comparison website that drivers use for all their car aftercare needs including car repair and maintenance, is now seeking a minimum of £900,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2014, MyCarNeedsA helps to save time, money, and hassle through its online process: A… Read More

Swiss Fintech Sonect Receives Investments From Loomis & SixThirty

Sonect, a Swiss fintech startup, announced on Monday it recently received investments from cash management specialist Loomis and global fintech venture fund SixThirty. The company also reported it has formed a partnership with Loomis, which will help accelerate Sonect growth with its expertise and large… Read More

Marvelstone Group Signs MOU With A*ccelerate to Incubate AI Startups in Singapore

Marvelstone Group, a Singapore-based private investment company, announced on Monday it has signed an MOU with A*ccelerate to incubate artificial intelligence (AI) startups in Singapore. The company reported that the partnership aims to collaborate on developing a global AI Hub as a community for innovative companies, including… Read More

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